Chanukah Funnel Cakes

(Adapted from Culinary Hill Funnel Cakes)

Everyone loves Chanukah, who doesn’t like 8 days of lighting the menorah, eating fried foods, playing dreidel, and more? These funnel cakes are a delicious Chanukah treat, they are fried in oil, so they are perfect for Chanukah. They are easy, quick and sweet. You don’t even have to let them rise! Sprinkle with a generous amount of powdered sugar and you’re good to go! Yum!

By Raizel Laber


2 large eggs

1 cup milk (I used soymilk)

1/2 cup water

1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

3 cups all-purpose flour

1/4 cup granulated sugar

1 tablespoon baking powder

Oil for deep-frying

Powdered sugar to finish 


In a large bowl, whisk the eggs. Whisk in the milk, water, and vanilla. Combine, flour, sugar, and baking powder over the batter, and whisk it until batter is smooth.

You can use a funnel, pitcher, squeeze bottle or plastic bag with the corner snipped off to pour your batter into the oil in a thin stream.

Heat 1-inch of oil in a heavy skillet between 350 and 375 degrees F. Carefully ladle batter into your funnel or a plastic bag.

Move some batter in a spiral motion over the oil. Fry for 1 to 2 minutes on the first side, until golden underneath. Flip with tongs and fry on the second side for about 1 minute, until golden all over. Remove from oil and blot briefly on paper towels, fry remaining cakes. Transfer to a plate and pour on the powdered sugar. Enjoy!